DLA Piper is noted for its activity in investor-state arbitration proceedings, acting for both sovereign states and private investors. The law firm assists with commercial cases and the coordination of enforcement measures. The team is adept at handling cases involving African jurisdictions, including both francophone and English-speaking countries. The lawyers have particular expertise in the energy and mining sectors.
Michael Ostrove is adept at handling investor-state arbitrations, where he often acts for European and African sovereign states. One source lauds: "I really rate Michael Ostrove, he is courteous, constructive and very able."
Alexander Brabant has extensive expertise in arbitration cases involving African countries. He represents clients hailing from the technology, telecom and construction sectors.